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The Stream – Hiroya Sakurai

THE STREAM by Hiroya Sakurai is currently on display at Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell.

By Portal Admin - 26th March 2019 - Back to News

In creating The Stream VI, Hiroya Sakurai envisaged the work as a ‘ballet,’ using the sound and the movement of the algae and water.

With the waterway acting as a theatre, Sakurai filmed the choreography of the algae as it flows through the stream. The video was filmed with a waterproof camera on a slider dolly. Using this device Sakurai created a simulated experience for the viewer, which enables them to feel like they are existing within the work, walking through the waterway.

In the man-made waterways of rice paddies, the water in nature must follow artificial rules. In that way, nature is made abstract, giving rise to a new form of beauty distinct from the natural state. The theme of this work is the liveliness of the water, as it follows the man-made course.

Exhibition: 2 February to 24 March 2019

Hiroya Sakurai, The Stream VI, 2014, digital video, 6 min 52 sec. Collection of the artist.


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